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Organize Your Excessive Browser Tabs with ‘Toby’

I recently stumbled across the extension Toby (Chrome, Firefox), and I’m surprised at how much I love it. So much so that it has replaced the pretty Chrome Delight and Earth View from Google Earth extensions I’ve been using whenever I open a new tab. I’m one-hundred percent Toby now, because it’s one of the […]

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Create Your Own Live Wallpaper for Your Android Device With ‘KLWP’

Android: Nobody likes a boring home screen. And while you get a number of default options within Android to pretty up your device, you can get a lot more creative if you build your own live wallpaper. KLWP Live Wallpaper Maker is the perfect “the sky is the limit” app, for its usefulness is directly […]

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Try Mailspring If You’re Tired of Terrible Desktop Email Apps

Unless you’re the world’s biggest fan of Microsoft Outlook, odds are good that you don’t use a desktop email client at home. You probably use a web-based email service, and your daily routine probably involves firing up your browser to delete, move, and otherwise ignore your messages. Third-party apps like Mail (for…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Automatically Delete (Some) Cookies in Your Browser

Browser cookies are useful in some instances; unpleasant in others. While they can save you from having to go through a complicated authentication process whenever you’re trying to access your favorite sites, they can also store data on what you’ve done on a particular website—which can then be used to serve you more…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Customize Google’s Updated ‘News’ App 

iOS/Android: Google News is pretty much a household phrase nowadays, and the company just release a big update to its Android and iOS apps that adds in a lot of machine learning. Presumably, this will help you get more relevant and interesting news to read within the app. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Make Sure You Take Work Breaks with the macOS App ‘Time Out’

macOS: I’m busy. You’re busy. We’re all busy. Sometimes, the sheer amount of crap you have to deal with can almost feel overwhelming, but a good way to get control of your chaotic to-do list without going crazy is to make sure you’re getting enough downtime, too.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Syncthing Synchronizes Your Files Without Giving Them Up to a Third-Party Service

There’s nothing inherently wrong with Dropbox, Google Drive, or whatever popular service you use to back files up to the cloud and keep them synchronized between your multiple desktops and laptops. However, data privacy is becoming a bigger deal, and we wouldn’t question you if you’re ready to make the leap away from…Read more… Continue […]

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Record and Share Videos of Your Screen More Easily With Chrome’s ‘Loom’ Extension

Suppose you’re trying to troubleshoot a family member’s computer, you want to show a friend some issue you’re having with your system, or you want to make a quick recording of some crazy thing you’re about to do in a game. With the Chrome extension Loom, it’s incredibly easy to capture and share a quick […]

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Improve Your Singing With the Tone App for iOS

iOS: Some people become karaoke gods the minute they pick up a microphone, leaving us mere mortals to wonder how they managed to summon Freddie Mercury from an astral plane. Others…need a little practice. While there isn’t one app that will make you the next American Idol overnight, Tone (iOS, free) is a great app…Read […]

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Clipy Turns Your macOS Clipboard into a More-Useful List

As much as we’d love it, Clipy is not a macOS version of Clippy, that little animated Windows paperclip that asks you how you’re doing and gives you useful life advice. It’s a must-have utility that makes your macOS clipboard ten times more powerful, if there was any way to measure that sort of thing.Read […]

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How to Turn Any Part of Your Windows Desktop into a GIF

Gif. Jif. No matter your pronunciation preference, it’s easy to create that word using a variety of apps and services. Since I started working at Lifehacker, I’ve found that it’s sometimes easier to show, not tell, in the form of a little animated image that demonstrates some key feature or setting. Consequently, I’ve…Read more… Continue […]

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Get the Best Speeds on Your Wireless Network With Wifi Explorer for Mac

macOS: It’s important to know how to fine-tune your wireless router, because not every router can just auto-adjust your wireless network’s settings to give you the highest quality connection. That, and a great wifi-analysis app can help you figure out the areas of your house or apartment that might need a little more…Read more… Continue […]

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Lockhunter Lets You Delete Files When Windows Won’t

It’s been nearly a decade since we last checked out Lockhunter, an incredibly useful Windows app that ensures you’ll always be able to remove files and folders that File Explorer refuses to delete. Developer Crystal Rich Ltd continues to update the app with useful features, but sporadically: It took around 3.5 years …Read more… Continue […]

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Get Off the Couch and Start Running with the C25k App

iOS/Android: I really hate running. I’ve always hated running. Every time I decide to give running a try (again), I think about how much I’d rather be biking, lifting heavy things, or doing anything else (except squats). However, when I do go running, I use the free C25k app to try and guide me toward […]

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How to Get Minesweeper on Your Mac

If you’ve been a die-hard Apple fan since you first put your fingers to a keyboard, there’s a chance you’ve never experienced the thrill of Minesweeper—one of the two classic games that used to be found on Microsoft’s Windows operating system. If that’s true, or if you just miss the thrill of losing game, after […]

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macOS App of the Week: Amphetamine

Go ahead and get your Breaking Bad jokes out of your system. We’ll wait. Once you’re done, we recommend installing Amphetamine as soon as you can. This app is a super-tiny download, and it’s like giving your macOS machine caffeine pills. Once activated, your system will stop going to sleep.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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